Comedy - This entry in director Jean-Claude La Marre's Pastor Jones series sees the beleaguered clergyman coping with a gap in the church budget. When he can't make a payment on one of the church's loans, the pastor fears he may have to stop funding the choir, and turns to its two lead members (who happen to be quibbling siblings) to help save the day. Will they be able to put their pride aside and keep the choir together? - Jean-Claude La Marre, Nancy Bellany, Richardson Chery
Celebrated American baritone Thomas Hampson lends his extraordinary voice to this Mahler-dominated collection -- alongside pianist Wolfram Rieger -- in this 2001 performance at the Theatre Musical de Paris-Chatelet. Hampson brilliantly works his way through "Ablösung im Sommer," "Das irdische Leben," "Lied des Verflogten im Turm," "Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen," "Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt," "Der Tamboursg'sell" and more.
In 2008, California voters passed Proposition 8, revoking marriage rights for same-sex couples. The following day in Los Angeles, a movement was born. This documentary profiles people who were inspired by the event to stand up for gay rights.
Documentary featuring interviews with women who lived through the Bosnian War (1992–1995). By Jennifer Rawlings
VOICES was a concert held on February 18th, 2006, at the Pacifico Yokohoma Conference and Convention Center in Japan. It featured vocal arrangements from the Final Fantasy series, including an acapella doo-wop medley, orchestral versions of the series' ballads, and a symphonic metal finale performed by the Black Mages. This DVD contains the entire concert.
Iraqi Voices is an ongoing collaborative mentorship program that gives Iraqis in Minnesota support and training to transform their stories into high-quality documentary video shorts. STEALTH PATHOGEN: An Iraqi physician is in Minnesota on a one-year research fellowship while his colleagues are being systematically assassinated back home.
From Flint: Voices From A Poisoned City is a documentary that tells the story of the Flint Water Crisis from the perspectives of those who have experienced this tragedy first hand and from activists on the ground working through grass-root organizations to make a difference. While the national news media has been covering this event through the governmental point of view, From Flint takes you inside the city to uncover this incident first hand.
This film chronicles the legend of Guided by Voices, a tale of pop music mastery through self-reliance. Filmmaker Banks Tarver documents the history of the band leading up to the release of their tenth album, Under the Bushes Under the Stars.
Children and their parents will enjoy this cheerful collection of interviews in which kids tell biblical tales from their unique perspectives and use their drawings to illustrate their often humorous versions of episodes from Jesus's life. The young participants recount memorable stories from the Bible and discuss what the gospels mean to them in ways that will encourage conversations about faith among families.
A woman who suffers from multiple personality disorder is found during therapy to have suffered child abuse in this fact-based story.
Daytime Emmy nominated documentary, A World of Dreams: Voices from the OUT100 covers the annual Out100, a list of the LGBT community's biggest movers and shakers. In this special highlights 12 of 2013's most outstanding. Featuring Edie Windsor, Laverne Cox, Dustin Lance Black, Choire Sicha, Tarell McCraney, John Krokidas, Paul Katami, Jeff Zarrillo, Shayne Oliver, Casey Legler, Lea Dalaria, and Liz Carmouche.
‘You have no choice about being here, you’ll have no choice about when you leave’ proclaims a woman in Xiaolu Guo’s latest film, a documentary about the personal and physical journeys of the people of London’s East End. Herself an immigrant to the area, Guo’s sensitive character studies hint at an affinity with the push and pull of feelings of alienation, a theme she has previously explored as a filmmaker (She a Chinese, LFF 2009) and novelist (A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers). This empathy is also apparent in her playful stylistic approach that layers Warhol-esque news reports, archival material and a soundtrack including Linton Kwesi Johnson and Fela Kuti, to comment on the human cost of capitalism. The resulting film is both a penetrating portrait of a frenetic place that feels deeply authentic, and a powerful piece of protest film.
Artistic creativity, versatility and technical precision are the main elements that make up NORDIC VOICES. The six-voice a cappella group was formed in 1996 and comprises graduates from the Norwegian Academy of Music and the Norwegian Academy of Opera, who, in addition to their singing backgrounds, have a broad range of experience from choral conducting to teacher training and composition. It is perhaps this range of interests that leads them to explore a wider than usual spectrum of musical expression, from plainchant to new works commissioned from leading Norwegian composers; from the most sacred of religious texts to the definitely profane. Nordic Voices are an unusual blend of sophisticated music-making and stylish performance, more often than not with more than a dash of humour.
College student Beca knows she does not want to be part of a clique, but that's exactly where she finds herself after arriving at her new school. Thrust in among mean gals, nice gals and just plain weird gals, Beca finds that the only thing they have in common is how well they sing together. She takes the women of the group out of their comfort zone of traditional arrangements and into a world of amazing harmonic combinations in a fight to the top of college music competitions.
An unprecedented look at Guided By Voices live in 1996. The two hour set, including five encores, was captured using three cameras and edited during the show. Recorded live at the Whisky A Go Go on May 10, 1996.
Joan Baez, Mercedes Sosa and Konstantin Wecker unite the musical worlds of America, Argentina and Germany in this memorable live concert, filmed amid the beauty of a Roman amphitheatre in the German city of Xanten. Tracks include "Wieder Dahoam," "Como Pajaros en el Aire," "Der Himmel Brennt," "Be Bop Rock," "Farewell Angelina," "Maria, Maria," "Anna Blume," "Gracias á la Vida" and "Wenn der Sommer Nicht Mehr Weit Ist."
The award-winning vocal ensemble Chanticleer is featured in this collection of classical Christmas music, filmed at the Metropolitan Museum of New York's famous Medieval Sculpture Hall.
Pepe Serna, our host, and familiar veteran actor takes us through the issues involved in the debate of undocumented immigration. Laredo, Texas has the largest inland (import & export) trade route in the USA, and is located right across the Rio Grande from Nuevo Laredo in Mexico. The combined population of the two Laredos is approximately 750,000. Most residents have family ties between the two cities. Laredoans express their views on undocumented immigration through their unique perspective: directly from the front line. Currently we have over twelve million undocumented immigrants living and working here in the United States; many of them crossed at this border region. Among the topics discussed are the border fence/wall debate, immigration laws, and racism. This documentary strives to make one reexamine their views on the topic of undocumented immigration.
Three of Jamaica's greatest reggae performers -- Gregory Isaacs, John Holt and Cocoa Tea -- take the stage at London's Stratford Rex to perform several decades' worth of hits. First up is Isaacs, who performs his dancehall hit "Rumours" in a 15-song set; then comes Holt, the Barry White of reggae, with such hits as "Ali Baba" and "The Tide Is High"; and finally, the laid-back Tea treats the crowd to "Love Me," "Sonia" and more.
The acclaimed choral group Conspirare blends complex harmonies, innovative arrangements and an eclectic selection of songs to transform the traditional choral format into an inspiring musical experience during their national television debut. The Grammy-winning ensemble's emotional concert, recorded at Austin's Long Center for the Performing Arts in October 2008, features songs by Dolly Parton, Annie Lennox, Ennio Morricone and Eliza Gilkyson.